From Art's website:
I grew up in rural Vermont where storytelling was an essential skill, like milking a cow or boiling maple syrup. So far, I have published two novels for kids, one novel for grownups, and a collection of stories. I earned an MFA in fiction-writing from the University of Michigan. I have been awarded writing residencies at the art colonies of Yaddo, MacDowell and Djerassi. As a travel writer, I have lived and worked in cities throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. I currently make my home in Charlotte, Vermont.
“Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to 13 Hangmen’s Court in Boston.
Nicky Flynn’s life just got a whole lot harder. His parents are going through a messy divorce, and as a result he’s starting a new life, in a new city, in a new school. Now his mom has brought home Reggie, an eighty-pound German shepherd fresh from the animal shelter, who used to be a seeing-eye dog.
Woven together by common threads of love and loss, this heartwarming collection chronicles the broken lives of people on the margins and the families and friendships that piece them back together.